Peoria Public Library presents

Music in the McKenzie

These community concerts, free and open to all, are held monthly and feature local, regional and even international musicians performing a variety of music – from vintage American blues and roots to an eclectic mix of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret and everything in between.

Spend a Sunday afternoon with us and if you have a band you’d like to see reach out to us at

DATES VARY, but will be held 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. one Sunday a month in the McKenzie Room
North Branch  |  3001 W. Grand Parkway

A portion of CD sales will benefit Friends of Peoria Public Library.

Coming in June…

The Bashful Youngens

Sunday, June 2

The Bashful Youngens

You may have seen this Champaign-based duo at Summer Camp or PYGMALION, but now you can see them for FREE at your local library.
The Bashful Youngens are an Americana duo, who have shared the bill with artists such as Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago, Paul Thorn, and Old Salt Union.
Formed in 2015, musicians Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short released their first album, which was self-titled, in 2016. The following year, they released their second, inflorescent, to much acclaim. Both albums feature a wide and strong range of songwriting and vocals. Their songs vary from delicate to dark, always sung soulfully and accompanied by beautiful roots inspired melodies.

Free and open to all ages.


January 14 ~ The Nathan Taylor Band

February 4 ~ Carrie Sue & the Wood Burners

March 10 ~ Roundstone Buskers

April 14 ~ Fox Crossing Stringband

May 5 ~ Still Shine

June 2 ~ The Bashful Youngens

July 21 ~ Bucktown Americana Music Show

August 25 ~ The Twangtown Paramours

September 15 ~ Switchback

October 20 ~ Edward David Anderson

November 17 ~ The Nathan Taylor Band

December 8 ~ Turas